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LEWIS will have 10 portraits featured at the James A.
Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA during the month of
January. Her portraits of Bucks County judges will be part
of "A Judicial Legacy-Portraits from the Bucks County
Court Collection" which will include 45 portraits covering
nearly 250 years. 02/2015
JOHNSTON recently completed and unveiled the official
portraits of Judge Charles Breyer, Judge Sandra Brown Armstrong
and Judge Susan Illston. He is currently painting the official
portrait of Judge Claudia Wilken. 12/2014
ASHTON'S portrait of Senior Judge Lawrence Margolis, was
recently unveiled in a ceremony at the United States Court
of Federal Claims. 12/2014.
EDGERTON has been commissioned by the U.S. Naval Academy
to portray Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler and the late Admiral
Charles Larson. He was also commissioned to portray Chief
Judge Thomas Varlan for U.S. Eastern District Court of Tennessee.
DURKEE'S portrait of "Jim Thorpe, The Greatest Athlete
of the 20th Century" was accepted into the Pro Football
Hall of Fame. It won the top Founders Award at the
National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana. 07/2014
SEIBELS WALKER recently unveiled official portraits of
Glenn F. McConnell, Lt. Gov. of SC and Kent J. Chabotar, President
of Guilford College. He is currently working on the official
portrait of Nikki R. Haley, Gov. of South Carolina. 06/2014
GUYER'S Nikola Tesla bronze was accepted into the National
Sculpture Society's 81st Annual Awards Exhibition.
"Between Guests, Tower of London" was a finalist
in the Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 Salon. 05/2014
MARK DUFFY is painting Tom Robertson, Dean of Wharton,
Michael Gould, CEO of Bloomingdales & Jay Furman, Trustee,
NYU Law School
Club of New York honored HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York,
with his portrait painting by IGOR
BABAILOV, Hon. RAA. 10/2013
KNOX'S portrait of former Mayor Mario Cuomo was unveiled
Capitols Hall of Governors in Albany, New Yorksee
article in the
New York Daily News. 08/2013
GOATLEY'S portraits of the Heads of Havergal College and
West Point Grey Academy, the Chancellors of Simon Fraser University
and the University of Saskatchewan, and the President of the
University of Victoria were all unveiled recently. Currently
on the easel is HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. 07/2013
LEWIS has a newly published landscape book Landscape
Painting Comes to America: A World Journey from Classic through
PleinairApelles through Inness, which is available
on Amazon.com. 07/2013
GOSHEFF SCIBLE'S official portrait of Honorable Jane R.
Roth, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit was
unveiled at the Delaware Historical Society and the U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals, Philadelphia. 07/2013
MAUCK has been selected to paint the official portrait
of current Virginia Governor, Robert F. McDonnell. 05/2013
MAUCK unveiled her portraits of VA Firs Ladies Susan Allen,
wife of former Govenor George Allen, & Lisa Collis Warner,
wife of former Governor Mark Warner. 05/2013
BRAZIER unveiled her portraits of VA First Ladies Maureen
McDonnell, wife of former Governor, Robert F. McDonnell &
Katherine Godwin, wife of former Governor Mills Godwin. 05/2013
MANRY KENYON'S portrait of Bishop Greg Brewer, newly elected
bishop of the Central Florida Diocese, was unveiled at a convention
of over 500 bishops & priests in Winter Park, FL and will
hang in the Great Hall at the Episcopal Cathedral in Orlando.
RUSHWORTH'S portrait of Air Force Chief of Staff Norton
Schwartz was unveiled at the Pentagon, and her portrait of
Washington State governor Christine Gregoire (Rushworths
9th official gubernatorial portrait) was unveiled at the state
JOHNSTON'S portrait of Judge James Ware, won a Honor Award
in the recent (2012) PSOA members only competition in the
commissioned portrait category. 01/2013
TOM EDGERTON is painting Steven C. Preston, former Cabinet
Secretary, for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
in Washington, DC. 12/2012
FLUHR was featured in American Artists Workshop
Magazine in an article on "Master Copy" p. 22-27.
BANEY'S portrait of Senator Nakasone of Hawaii will be
unveiled Oct 2012 at the new University Building where it
will hang in the entry. 10/2012
BLACKSTOCK'S "Gentleman from Georgia, a Portrait
of Judge Peagler and Friends" was accepted to the 84th
Grand National Online Exhibition, American Artists Professional
League showing through Dec 30. 10/2012
of NANETTE FLUHR'S portraits
have been selected for a six-city national museum tour of
American Realist Painting in China as part of ACOPAL's Exhibition
of Contemporary American Realism. 09/2012
JOHNSTON recently completed and unveiled the official
portraits of Chief Judge James Ware, Chief Judge Vaughn Walker,
Judge Ronald Whyte, and Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District
Court of Northern California. 09/2012
SPINKS recently painted Kevin Costner for her Face
of Ventura project. 57 sitters were painted from life
to reflect the modern day face of this old mission CA town.
The collection showed at the Ventura County Museum Pavilion
in August and will now tour the county. 09/2012
OLIVERE recently completed a posthumous portrait of Bernard
M. Baruch, statesman, financier, philanthropist, advisor to
Presidents and devoted alumnus of Baruch college where it
now hangs. He was also commissioned to paint portraits of
the children of the CEO of NASCAR. 07/2012
IGOR BABAILOV was commissioned to paint President Bush,
President Putin, Rudolph Giuliani, the Pope and Prime Minister
SIMMIE KNOX painted the official White House portraits
of President Clinton & First Lady Hillary Clinton and
was awarded the commission for Governor of Alabama.
HOWARD SANDEN'S official White House portraits of President
George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush were unveiled at a White
House ceremony June 2012. 06/2012
SHERR painted the official portrait of George H. W. Bush
for the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. & a double portrait
of him & George W. Bush for the George Bush Presidential
Library & Museum.
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